Hemp/Wool Tweed Vogue Wrap Skirt V9209 + Breton Stripe Top

Here are my first makes for the New Year- a nautical inspired tweed wrap skirt V9209 with a Breton stripe knit top! I feel so elegant and chic! Nautical looks are on trend this season which makes this perfect for my work wardrobe.  I’ve been dying to try out this Vogue pattern midi wrap skirt with its button detail for a few months now.  I love the highwaist, button closure plus faux button and the interesting angle of the wrap. So versatile- I can dress it up with heels or wear it with my converse to work. Organic Cottons Plus contacted me in December to […]

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#2017MakeNine + Top 5 Reflections/Goals

Happy New Year Everyone!  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the winter break with the kiddos and the long weekend with my husband. The weather has been beautiful so we spent quite a few days beachside-perfect way to start out the year! Here’s my last TOP 5: My Reflections + Goals plus my #2017MakeNine! Reflections: It’s been a busy year! I made 31 pieces for me plus countless more for the kids! Moving is not conductive to getting anything done! I really missed using natural dyes and being able to get messy! My closet is almost full!  I really need very few […]

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Top 5: Non Sewing Highlights-My Family Year in Review

2016 was an eventful year for my little family! Here’s my second TOP 5 Post for 2016: my non-sewing related Highlights!  I tried to pick 5 but so much happened this year that I decided instead to put together a little family year in review.  This year so much less sewing then usual because of all the big changes we had.  Selling our condo in Naples, Making the move to Plantation, the start of school for BOTH my kiddos and my first months back to work after 8 years as a Stay at Home Momma! I started January with a bang in a gorgeous DKNY bronze dress that my […]

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Top 5: Hits + Misses 2016

It’s that time of year again…time for a Top 5 post!  This is my third year participating in Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 roundups. I tend to get tunnel vision when I’m sewing and totally forget what I’ve made over the last few months. I always have a million projects going right before the holidays so taking a break and looking back on everything I’ve worked on over the year is so refreshing. Top 5 Hits: Lantern Sleeve Blouse                      Donna Karan Chartreuse Dress V1489  Rust Organic Cotton Twill Culottes B5504/Holly Hack  Mommy + Me Colfax Dresses        […]

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Work Wardrobe: Lantern Sleeve Blouse and Denim Culottes

I think this look is one of my favorites!  I love the simplicity of this white lantern sleeve blouse with the dark denim culottes. Both pieces are such versatile basics.  Perfect for work and for the weekend. I wish I had started sewing pieces like these earlier! The denim culottes are my second version of my pattern hack/mashup of B5504 by Connie Crawford and By Hand London’s Holly Pant.  I did everything construction wise identical to my Rust Culottes so for more sewing details check out that post!  These were made in a stretch Classico Indigo Denim(OOS) I found at Marcy Tilton. I cut the fabric […]

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Work Wardrobe: Sewing Plans

I’m so excited to finally share with you all my Work Wardrobe Sewing Plans! Going back to work after 8 years at home has been a bit of an adjustment. Especially finding clothes to wear to work. My handmade wardrobe was so eclectic/hippy/artsy momma. Nothing was really work appropriate!  I’m starting from scratch here. My visual merchandising position at Club Monaco calls for an elevated casual look. Neutral tones and simple silhouettes with feminine details.  It took some serious planning to flesh out my ideas, come of with a color palette and make my beginning fabric purchases.  Plus I’ve been using my new Sewing Planner from Colette Patterns to pull together […]

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